What are degree apprenticeships?
Degree apprenticeships work differently across the UK. This page covers degree apprenticeships in Wales.
Degree apprenticeships in Wales provide the opportunity to combine working with part-time study at university. The apprenticeships run for the duration of the degree course with apprentices spending part of their time at university and the rest with their employer.
How do they work?
Just like traditional apprentices, degree apprentices work alongside experienced employees to gain practical skills and experience while receiving external training. This means that degree apprentices finish their course with the skills they need to succeed at work, as well as the higher level knowledge that comes with a degree qualification. The employer covers the cost of their wages and Welsh Government offers support with university tuition fees.
What are the benefits for employers?
Degree apprenticeships are flexible – they can be designed around the needs of the employer and can help to fill skills gaps, scout new talent, reduce recruitment costs, remain competitive and assist with business growth. Business of any size in Wales can take on degree apprentices so register your interest Business Wales to find out more.
Who can apply?
Anyone in Wales who meets the university entry requirements for the degree apprenticeship. For more information on applying for a degree apprenticeship contact us at Careers Wales or contact the universities directly.
Degree apprenticeships available in Wales
Opportunities are mainly available in Information and Communications Technology/Digital, Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing. Some Welsh universities are also offering opportunities in other career areas.
Visit each university's degree apprenticeship page for detailed information on the courses available:
- Bangor University
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Cardiff University - National Software Academy
- Cardiff University – School of Engineering
- Swansea University
- The Open University in Wales
- University of South Wales (See also their Network 75 programme for additional opportunities)
- University of Wales Trinity St David
- Wrexham Glyndŵr University
- Higher Education Funding Council for Wales - Degree Apprenticeship Provision
- Degree apprenticeships – UCAS
- Apprenticeship Search
- Apprenticeships Cymru on Facebook: apprenticeshipscymru
- Apprenticeships Cymru on Twitter: @apprenticewales
- Higher and degree apprenticeships in England – Gov.uk
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